Category Archives: Disney

New Video Showcases What Disney Parks Could Be Like Once They Reopen

Shanghai Disneyland Resort has partially reopened on March 9th with limited operations. Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel have reopened with limited operations. Now we have a look at what a Disney Resort might look like after the CoronaVirus closures start to get lifted. Recently a report from ShanghaiEye, a news station

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Patrick Spikes and Cousin Plead No Contest in Stealing and Selling Disney World Props

In what may be one of the most bizarre Disney World stories we’ve ever covered, a deal has been reached. Patrick Spikes, former Walt Disney World Cast Member, has pleaded no contest in the stealing and selling of stolen props from Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. You may recall, we have been following this story for

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90 Minute Space Mountain Documentary Released

Have you been enjoying The Imagineering Story on Disney Plus? Me too. While the six part series was a fascinating peek behind the curtain, it wasn’t exactly a deep dive into a particular attraction’s history. On the other hand, Martin Smith just released a 90-minute Space Mountain documentary and it’s just the deep dive I’ve

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How Do You Become An Imagineer?

Most likely, if you’re a Theme Park University reader, you’ve had this thought. How do you become an Imagineer? Whether you’re an industry veteran, a theme park fan or someone who’s looking to break into themed entertainment, the question has no doubt crossed your mind at some point. The problem is, as opposed to most

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“Drawn To Life” Official Name of New Cirque du Soleil/Disney Show Opening Spring 2020

After being teased at the 2019 D23 Expo and hearing very little other info, we finally have a name! The new Disney/Cirque du Soleil branded show opening at Disney Springs will be called “Drawn To Life”. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, says, “For Cirque du Soleil, this is a beautiful

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Items Up For Auction Highlighting Unrealized Disney Attractions and Concepts

Every single time Van Eaton Galleries has another Disney auction, it’s like opening up a new treasure chest. The items that come from Disney parks from around the world are historical, nostalgic and fascinating. I look forward to going through their catalog every time and their new auction did not disappoint. I’m talking about things

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Footage From Disney’s Alien Encounter Resurfaces in new Video

Disney’s Alien Encounter has one of my favorite evolution stories of any attraction ever built. Originally intended to feature a creature from the movie “Alien” starring Sigourney Weaver, the attraction even was slated for Disneyland at one point in it’s development stages instead of Walt Disney World. One of my favorite parts of the development

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Watch Patrick Allen Spikes (Who Allegedly Stole Haunted Mansion Props) Get Tackled By Orange County Police

Keep in mind, he is pleading not guilty. This case keeps getting more and more interesting. As we have been closely following, Patrick Allen Spikes has been charged with stealing props and costumes from the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World. Now it seems that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released photos taken from

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Tip Yip or Chicken: A Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Menu Story

How far can you push immersion in a modern theme park? That is the question Walt Disney World is currently trying to answer. When it opened Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Docking Bay 7 opened with all kinds of “exotic” foods like Tip Yip, Kaadu and Burra Fish. After all, if we

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Cast of Comedy Warehouse Return to New Show on International Drive in Orlando

Thanks to the express consent of the commissioner of baseball, the cast of Pleasure Island’s Comedy Warehouse is back in Orlando performing improv! Personally, out of anything that I miss at Pleasure Island, Comedy Warehouse was the top of that list. To be fair, those talented performers from the Pleasure Island days of Walt Disney

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